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Wunder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who performed wonders from German Wunder ‘miracle’ Middle High German wunderære. The Jewish name is mainly artificial. The German name can also be from a nickname for a curious or inquisitive person from Middle High German wunder ‘curiosity’ ‘astonishment’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Wander, Lander, Bunde, Wendel, Buder, Winder, Mander, Wieder, Wender

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Where is the Wunder family from?

You can see how Wunder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wunder family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wunder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Wunder families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Wunder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wunder families in 1911.
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What did your Wunder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wunder. 80% of Wunder men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Bricklayer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wunder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Wunder. For the veterans among your Wunder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wunder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wunder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wunder in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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